Notable US-Breed Runners in Japan: February 19, 2022

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In this ongoing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or sired runners entered for the upcoming weekend on courses at the Japan Racing Association circuit, with an emphasis on pedigree and/or sales ring performance. Here’s an interesting horse for this weekend, running at Hanshin Racecourse on Saturday while Sunday’s program in Tokyo features the first Group 1 of the new year – the February S – and the listed Hyacinth S with Kentucky Derby points the line includes. Cafe Pharoah (American Pharoah) defends its title in the former while two US breeds take their chance in Hyacinth:

Saturday 19 February 2022
11. HSN, Kyoto Himba S.-G3, ¥72m ($626,000)4/up, f/m, 1400mT
LOTUS LAND (m, 5, entry point – Little Miss Muffet, by Scat Daddy) thrived throughout her 4-year season in 2021, winning half of her eight starts, including the Listed Yonago S. in June and an 8-1 upset by the 1600-yard G3 Sekiya Kinen in August (see below, SC 6) . Surpass $1 million in career earnings. Despite finishing 12th at the G1 Mile Championship in Kyoto in November, she was beaten by just over five lengths and nothing will come close to the quality of Gran Alegria (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in this field. give who successfully defended her title in her career swan song. B-Dr. Aaron Sones & Dr. Naoya Yoshida (KY)

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